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August 7, 2012

Dear Colleague,

While exploring our journals for articles related to wound care and catching up on the latest evidence, I was amazed at how much has changed! Below are some highlights of what I learned:

Continue your learning by reading the articles in More Resources. All of the articles in this collection can be read free online – enjoy!


Lisa Bonsall, MSN, RN, CRNP
Clinical Edito

New on NursingCenter

Two new CE articles have been added to the CESaver Collection. Remember, the CESaver Collection is your one-stop resource for nationally recognized contact hours -- for one low annual fee.

Don’t miss what’s happening on NursingCenter’s In the Round! In First Clinical, learn why those early lessons from nursing school are still so important. Read The Future Has Begun and access the latest articles and editorials from our journals about the IOM Future of Nursing Report. 

Evidence-based practice network

A new CE has been added to the JBI Best Practice collection: Women's Perceptions and Experiences of Breastfeeding Support.  

On Show Me The Evidence, don’t miss this new post on Self-Care and Lymphedema.

Also, be sure to check out these evidence-based practice tools exclusively from the Joanna Briggs Institute:

Browse new CE
Health Information Technology and Nursing is the first in a new series of articles. This article examines the federal policies behind efforts to expand the use of this technology as well as the implications for nurses.
AJN, American Journal of Nursing Share:
(2.1 contact hours)

Explore the use of multimodal options for analgesia in hospitalized patients by reading Treating Acute Pain in the Hospitalized Patient. This article also addresses a difficult-to-treat acute pain condition, abdominal pain.
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care Share:
(2.4 contact hours/0.5 advanced pharmacology hour)

An aortic aneurysm involves transverse dilatation, leading to rupture and hemorrhage. Diagnosis is largely based on clinical presentation and carefully selected imaging studies. Learn more by reading Acute Aortic Emergencies—Part 1: Aortic Aneurysms.
Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal Share:
(2.8 contact hours)

Review our Recommended CE list on colorectal cancer screening, management of anorexia in lung cancer patients, the 5 languages of appreciation in the workplace...

Read new articles

The purpose of this quantitative, correlation study was to explore whether there's a relationship between RNs' perceptions of their nurse managers' transformational leadership behaviors and direct care nurses' critical thinking skills in a four-hospital health system in Virginia. Take some time to read A Critical Look at Critical Thinking.
Nursing Management Share:

In rare cases, women experience the sudden onset of psychotic symptoms following childbirth, a dangerous medical condition known as postpartum psychosis (PP). Learn how to identify patients at risk for PP, what signs and symptoms to assess for, and how to support them and their families during treatment by reading Beyond “Baby Blues”: Recognizing Postpartum Psychosis.
Nursing2012 Share:

Chronic kidney disease is becoming a major health concern in patients with diabetes and hypertension. Be sure you understand and utilize the proper treatment and health promotion activities to identify, prevent, and reverse the serious implications of this disease. Don’t miss Living With Chronic Kidney Disease: Related Issues and Treatment.
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care Share:

Browse our Recommended Readings on surviving the 12-hour shift, intravenous catheters and infections, nurse-physician collaboration, and more.

Featured journal

Read the articles in the latest Featured Journal online only on NursingCenter. The Featured Journal gives you the opportunity to get acquainted with the kind of coverage and clinical information it has to offer. Get to know our journals. The current Featured Journal is...

Drug news

The FDA has approved the following new drugs:

  • Kyprolis (carfilzomib) injection, a proteasome inhibitor to treat multiple myeloma patients who have received at least 2 prior therapies, including bortezomib and an immunomodulatory agent, and have demonstrated disease progression on or within 60 days of completion of the last therapy.
  • Tudorza Pressair (aclidinium bromide), a long-acting antimuscarinic agent, for the long-term maintenance treatment of bronchospasm associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema.

See more drug news.


Earn a MS in Nursing online from Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies.


2012 Nurse’s Guide to Infusion Coding and Documentation
A tool to help nurses do their jobs more effectively and efficiently

Nurses who provide infusion services work under tremendous pressure. Besides their clinical responsibilities, they are expected to identify or enter procedure codes for the billing of services. This is no easy task given the complex and often confusing official guidelines for code assignments and coding hierarchies. MedLearn Publishing has created a peer reviewed, quick-reference handbook tailored to the needs of nurses that addresses coding for outpatient infusion services in the hospital setting.  Click here for details.

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